SafeHere Trust (New Zealand)
The SafeHere Trust (established by Scripture Union New Zealand) is a NZ registered charity, no. CC 39844. It has a close ongoing relationship and formal agreement with ChildSafe Limited (Australia) to promote and provide materials, systems and service, as applicable in the New Zealand context, to organisations in all areas of society, not just the church sector.
For the past 10 years, SafeHere, in partnership with ChildSafe Ltd in Australia, has provided Policies, Procedures, Standards, Training and Record systems, suitable for adoption by all organisations, particularly those in the voluntary sector, to minimise risk of harm to vulnerable people of all ages. With the use of its web based, mobile friendly database- Safety Management Online (SMO) – it offers an affordable, easy to use, effective safety management system that will help protect your clients and your organisation for as long as it is used properly within a consistent culture of safety and care.
The principal purpose of the SafeHere Trust is the promotion of the prevention or the control of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to children, young people or other natural persons in any organisation.
We keep our pricing modest to make SafeHere/ChildSafe affordable to those who need it most. At present our target market is largely volunteer based organisations, where we see a great need for standards and practices to improve.
We seek support via grants and donations from organisations whose values align with our own. The Trust is set up to receive donations from individuals and other entities to partner with us to further our principal purpose.
For more details contact SafeHere Trust, c/o 21 Takahe Drive, Paraparaumu Beach 5032. Tel (027 404 7868)
or email us.
Why set up SafeHere?
Children, young people and adults deserve the best endeavours of an organisation towards their safety. This involves more than good intentions, or the assumption that harmful incidents will not happen. Organisations are under increased community scrutiny in relation to screening workers, risk management and the quality of care they offer.
Many organisations do not currently have adequate systems in place to ensure that sound policies are translated into practice or that they have the necessary records if questions are asked of them, now or in the future. Governments are increasingly legislating standards and requirements for organisations e.g. when working with children or in the outdoor adventure sector. The availability and affordability of insurance can be an issue for community organisations with insurers rightly expecting them to have effective risk management processes in place to minimise claims.
Come and join the hundreds of organisations (churches, schools, social agencies, sports clubs, out of school care groups etc.), across Australia and New Zealand, who recognise their responsibilities so it will be “SafeHere” wherever you are operating. We look forward to assisting you..
ChildSafe Limited (Australia) exists to serve organisations working with children and young people, with the goal of improved child safety. The funds received from the resources and web system are applied solely to this goal.
ChildSafe Limited is a harm prevention charity – an initiative of Scripture Union Australia. Scripture Union Australia, in collaboration with Scripture Union New Zealand, conceived and developed ChildSafe as an internal project before creating ChildSafe Limited as a separate entity in 2007.